High-strain-rate superplasticity of SiCp/8090 aluminum composite

B. Q. Han, Kang Cheung Chan, Tai Man Yue, W. S. Lau

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Superplastic tensile tests of a 17 vol.% SiCp/8090 Al-Li composite were carried out at strain rates ranging from 7.25 × 1-4s-1to 3.46 × 10-1s-1and at temperatures from 773 K to 873 K. A maximum elongation of 300% was obtained at a strain rate of 1.83 × 10-1s-1when tested at a temperature of 848 K which was slightly above the solidus temperature of the composite. The effect of a small fraction of liquid phase on high-strain-rate superplasticity was discussed. Finally, the activation energy of high-strain-rate superplastic deformation was calculated and high-strain-rate superplastic mechanism was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-378
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Composite Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • 8090 aluminum composite
  • High strain rate
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Superplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites


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